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Gene Transfer Clinical Trial for Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2D (LGMD2D)

Study Details

Principal Investigator

Jerry Mendell, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Study Title and Phase

Phase I/II gene transfer clinical trial for Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2D (LGMD2D)


The vector delivered via direct intravascular delivery to a lower limb artery to a single leg (cohort 1A) or to both legs (cohort 1B and 2). Study participants will receive general anesthesia for the procedure.

Study Duration

Two years. Follow-up visits after 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years. 

Inclusion Criteria

  • Confirmed alpha-sarcoglycan deficiency
  • Males or females (of any ethnic group) eligible
  • Age 7 years or older
    • Cohort 1A: Adult, wheelchair dependent
    • Cohort 1B and 2: Ambulant, Gower's, uses handrail for stairs, performs 6MWT with >2SD below average
  • Onset of weakness by age 5
  • Able to cooperate with muscle testing
  • Use of reliable method of contraception (if sexually active)

Exclusion Criteria

  • Active viral infection
  • No weakness or loss of function (despite LGMD-2D diagnosis)
  • Symptoms of cardiomyopathy
    • Dyspnea on exertion
    • Shortness of breath when supine (lying down)
    • Echocardiogram with ejection fraction < 40%
    • Pedal edema
    • Rales at base of lungs
  • Ongoing illness or need for drug treatment which principal investigator deems unsafe for gene transfer
  • Clinically significant, abnormal lab values for GGT, creatinine, WBC, bilirubin and Hgb
  • Pregnancy
  • HIV or autoimmune disease
  • Hep A, B, or C infection
  • rAAVrh74 or AAV8 antibody titer >1.50 by ELISA testing

Coordinator Contact Information

Beverly Galliers

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